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"For the first time, researchers have been able to use cryo-electron microscopy, to reveal the detailed structure of the common herpes virus."

Sup y'all... this is the real-deal. The main problem with this disease has been that researchers literally haven't been able to see it... until now. So no wonder everything has failed miserably except our friend Valacyclovir Hydrochloride. It's amazing seeing this... isn't it kinda beautiful actually? This particular research was on HSV-1, but the work is ongoing and will be done on HSV-2 and all other herpes variants. If we can see it, we can kill it. I'll be paying attention to this research group like crazy now! 

Here's one article: https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_596519_en.html

And here's the actual study- with pictures!

https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2006191

Here's the guy doing the study (my new hero lol):

https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/staff/davidbhella/#/researchinterests,grants,publications,articles

And here's the research's group on their HSV-1 work:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/aboutus/viruseswestudy/hsv1/

So yeah just my opinion but finally no more shooting in the dark- drug companies will be all over this and start creating new treatments based on the actual structure of this damn organism, so I'm very hopeful indeed. 

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Geometry

And here's a little video on YouTube (I used "Incognito" mode on Chrome to do my research/Honeycomb stuff so its not tracked as much):

 

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ManagingIllness

This is good news. Knowledge of structure can hopefully icrease knowledge mechanisms, and knowledge of mechanisms can hopefully inform drug creation. As awalys, we're a long way away from having this knowledge be in an approved pharmaceutical. Still, great to see progress being made.

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Little Star
9 hours ago, Geometry said:

"For the first time, researchers have been able to use cryo-electron microscopy, to reveal the detailed structure of the common herpes virus."

Sup y'all... this is the real-deal. The main problem with this disease has been that researchers literally haven't been able to see it... until now. So no wonder everything has failed miserably except our friend Valacyclovir Hydrochloride. It's amazing seeing this... isn't it kinda beautiful actually? This particular research was on HSV-1, but the work is ongoing and will be done on HSV-2 and all other herpes variants. If we can see it, we can kill it. I'll be paying attention to this research group like crazy now! 

Here's one article: https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_596519_en.html

And here's the actual study- with pictures!

https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2006191

Here's the guy doing the study (my new hero lol):

https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/staff/davidbhella/#/researchinterests,grants,publications,articles

And here's the research's group on their HSV-1 work:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/aboutus/viruseswestudy/hsv1/

So yeah just my opinion but finally no more shooting in the dark- drug companies will be all over this and start creating new treatments based on the actual structure of this damn organism, so I'm very hopeful indeed. 

Sorry no offence, I’ll have to disagree with you on this one, nothing beautiful about this bastard virus, lol! But thanks for posting, things like this give me hope :)

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Tiberius

wow this is a breakthrough......before this it was like essentially shooting darts at a board and hoping something sticks!  

Might be able to disrupt it for good now.  Crispr needs to step it up

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Toni1989

Great to come here and see these news. Hopefully a cure is the horizon. Thanks for sharing. 

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moialbalushi

I hope companies that are working on vaccines and crispr have seen this !! Dont u think we should email them guys ? 

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chinga
21 hours ago, moialbalushi said:

I hope companies that are working on vaccines and crispr have seen this !! Dont u think we should email them guys ? 

Absolutely, can someone provide a list of who?

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Freefalling87

This was most likely done at the herpes convention this year in Vancouver back in July. Conferences usually have the latest findings before it is released to the public in a news article. You can Google Herpes Conference 2018 and probably get their email info for those that organize the conference. 

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Trace67
1 hour ago, Hopefullyhopeless said:

Any updates?

This isn't something that's going to help anytime soon if ever. Its cool but don't fool yourself into thinking they're about to use this to cure or treat herpes. You won't likely hear anything more until some scientists think he found something interesting and then it will still be decades away.

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Geometry

Trace you can't and don't know that. There is no conspiracy out there. It's just a hard disease and now scientists can see it. Seems like progress.

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fixme1
On 11/10/2018 at 10:12 PM, Trace67 said:

This isn't something that's going to help anytime soon if ever. Its cool but don't fool yourself into thinking they're about to use this to cure or treat herpes. You won't likely hear anything more until some scientists think he found something interesting and then it will still be decades away.

 

You can.never know. People stumble on things all the time, time does not dictate 

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Trace67
On 12/7/2018 at 3:28 AM, fixme1 said:

You can.never know. People stumble on things all the time, time does not dictate 

I would expect a comment like that from the uneducated. If you get your mind off little innocent babies and get yourself educated, then we can talk. No one on the planet thinks that discovery is about to cure herpes, but a troll like you that doesn’t have herpes in the first place doesn’t really need to know much more. You can and shall remain ignorant of the process. Its hard to fathom what kind of SICK mind that doesn’t have herpes would spend so much time trolling a herpes website. Good God man!!! Can you not find a better use of your time then to pick on children and troll herpes websites? I have no doubt that you’re sick, but it's not the herp. I implore you to seek psychological help. I do not say this to be mean-spirited. It's not normal for you to hang out in here without having herpes. Get some help man!

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